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COURSE PROPOSALS

Form RC:

Revised Course Proposal

FORM RC

(2/00)

 

Discipline:

Theatre

 

 

Date:

9/10/02

 

Course Revision #1

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Th 1101f. The Theatre Experience: An Introduction. (FA; 4 cr)

Fundamental examination and practical application of the theory, history, and practice of theatrical performance as a reflection of society. Focus is on the theatre event as a collaborative effort and transitory art form. Practicum required two hours per week, selected from M-Th from 2:00-5:30 p.m. (lect, 2 hrs practicum)

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

To more accurately describe the nature of the course.

 

Course Revision #2

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Th 2211s. Oral Interpretation. (ArtP; 4 cr; offered alternate years)

Introduces the study of literature through text analysis and performance. Focus is on the student's discovery of the aesthetic, communicative, and performative elements of a variety of personal narratives, prose, and poetry.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

To offer space in this faculty member’s teaching schedule to offer a topics course.

 

Course Revision #3

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Th 2221f. Readers' Theatre. (ArtP; 4 cr; prereq 2211; offered when feasible)

Explores the theory and practice of adapting literature into group performance. Focus is on text analysis, script development, directing, and performing both dramatic and non-dramatic literary texts.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

To more accurately reflect when the course is taught.

 

Course Revision #4

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Th 3201f. Advanced Acting and Directing: Period Styles. (ArtP; 4 cr; prereq 1101, 1111, 2101; offered alternate years)

The course introduces students to selected historical period styles often performed in today's theatre and the acting and directing techniques needed to practice them. Styles to be examined will be chosen from a list including Ancient Greek, Elizabethan, Comedy of Manners, and 19th century melodrama.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

To accommodate student enrollments. To offer opportunity for faculty member to teach topics course.

 

Course Revision #5

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Th 3202s. Advanced Acting and Directing: Realism and Alternatives. (ArtP; 4 cr; prereq 1101, 1111, 2101; offered alternate years)

The course begins with acting and directing techniques based in psychological realism and goes on to develop an understanding of, and skills in, selected nonrealistic forms. Forms examined will be chosen from a list including absurdism, feminism, postmodernism, and expressionism.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

To accommodate student enrollments. To offer opportunity for faculty member to teach topics course.

 

Course Revision #6

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Th 4301s. Scenic Design. (FA; 4 cr; prereq 1301, 2301; offered alternating years)

Designing scenery as an expressive environment for the theatre. Elements and functions of design and principles of composition. Problems in coordination and execution of design in the interpretation of dramatic literature using a variety of staging techniques. Study of various styles of historical and contemporary stage productions and theatre architecture through the writings and designs of such artists and theorists as Appia, Craig, Meyerhold, Jones, and Svoboda.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

To accommodate student enrollments. To offer opportunity for faculty member to teach topics course.